Rep. Susan Fagan’s weekly e-mail update ending the week of May 17. In it, she shares information about the special session and budget negotiations as well as an update on the implementation of public charter schools in teh state. Continue reading
Dave Hayes Home | About Dave | Dave’s Newsroom | Sponsored Bills | 10th Legislative District Map May 17, 2013 Dear Friends and Neighbors, The 2013 regular session ended April 28 and we are now in the first week of the special session, which began Continue reading
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
We are coming to the end of the first week of the 2013 special session. There has been little progress and the pace is a frustrating crawl. The regular, 105-day legislative session ended April 28 and due to the Legislature’s inability to agree on the state operating budget the governor called a special session. During the special session I’ll be sending you updates like this one to keep you informed. Please feel free to pass this e-mail along to others who may be interested. You can sign up for my e-mail updates by clicking here. And, learn more about my activities as your legislator by visiting my Web site. Continue reading
Monday, May 13, was first day of the 2013 special session. The regular, 105-day legislative session ended April 28. Because no agreement could be reached on a state operating budget, the governor called a special session. Throughout the special session and into the interim I will continue to send updates like these to keep you informed. Please feel free to pass this e-mail along to others who may be interested. Folks can sign up for my e-mail updates by clicking here. And, learn more about my activities as your legislator by visiting my Web site. Continue reading
Rep. Chad Magendanz recaps the final days and budget negotiations, proposals during the final days of the 2013 regular legislative session. He gives a brief update on the special session beginning May 13, compares budget proposals and outlines a few measures he worked on during his first session as a state legislator. Continue reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 14, 2013 CONTACT: Brendon Wold, Deputy Communications Director – (360) 786-7698 Governor signs Short’s veterans bill into law Veterans living outside Washington who’ve been disabled in the line of duty will find it cheaper and easier to hunt and fish Continue reading
Cornerstone Christian School Micah Smith paged in the state House of Representatives April 15 – 19. He was sponsored by his 17th District Rep. Paul Harris. Micah is the son of Lewis and Terri Smith of Vancouver.
“I am pleased Micah made the effort to come to Olympia and get a firsthand look at how the Legislature works,” said Harris, R-Vancouver. “It is essential students stay engaged with the political process. We are at a very important time in politics and the more students stay involved the better understanding they will have of the process and the issues before us.” Continue reading
bill introduced by 25th District Rep. Hans Zeiger that would make the state’s higher education system more efficient was signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday, May 10.
House Bill 1736 will set up a review of reporting requirements that the state imposes on colleges and universities, allows college and university employees to use electronic signatures, and allows reciprocity agreements for online distance learning programs. It includes a Senate amendment to allow students to set up student advisory committees on their campuses to ensure better communication about budgeting and campus administration. Continue reading
James Itaya served as a page in the House of Representatives April 15-19. James, 16, was sponsored by 10th District Rep. Norma Smith. He attends South Whidbey High School and is the son of Joseph and Elizabeth Itaya of Clinton.
“James is a bright, capable and inspirational young leader with integrity and vision,” said Smith, R-Clinton. “His contribution and service to the legislative process was a great help, along with the other terrific students who served us so effectively.” Continue reading